Andy Bargerstock's blog

  • Wed
    Feb 13
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Feb 19
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Obscure BEATLES Cover Songs on Fringe Toast Music

across universeOn this program, DJ Andy Bargerstock reveals his favorite and mostly obscure Beatles cover songs recorded over the past 40 years, including some tracks from the film, Across the Universe.  Among the songs you will hear in this second-hour chill session: "I am the Walrus" by Spooky Tooth, "Strawberry Fields Forever" by Ben Harper, "Tomorrow Never Knows" by Sheila Chandra's Monsoon, and "Eleanor Rigby" by Mexico's dub-step band, Antidoping.

In the first hour, you will hear 100% new FT tracks. The program begins with two Underground Classics from 1967-68 with Steve Miller and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Other talented performers include Julian Cope, Blue October, The Good Mad and K.T. Tunstall.   Print play list here.  Spread the word worldwide to join the fun at 8pm Central US Time at www.kruufm.com .  Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear!

  • Wed
    Feb 06
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Feb 12
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Sarah Harmer & Jamie Hartford on Fringe Toast

Sarah HarmerAfter the amazing opening Underground Music classic, "Cybernaut" by Tonto's Expanding Head Band (1971), DJ Andy Bargerstock (UndergroundMan) lays down grooves from Dr. John and then Jamie Hartford (album cover), son of legendary songwriter John Hartford who penned "Gentle on My Mind."  Jamie covers a 6-minute version of "Looking for Trouble" that our DJ witnessed live over the Winter break. What an opening set!  The ladies quickly take the stage with Sarah Harmer (photo), Canadian wilderness activist, offering three tracks from CDs across the past decade.  Listen closely for Willis, the quirky and wonderfully gifted UK singer-songwriter who treds a curious path of Americana music and folk.jamie hartford

The second hour Chill Session promises delights beyond your most sublime dreams with contributions from O+S, Smith and Mudd, Azure Ray, Brian Eno, and Carmen Rizzo. Let the soma flow abundantly with bliss-producing effects. Print this playlist. Invite your friends worldwide to join the fun.  

DISCOVER why people say that Fringe Toast Music is the best music you never hear!  Seriously!  Click here for DJ Andy's latest music review from the Iowa Source Magazine on Canadian acoustic blues master Harry Manx.  We hope to hear him to Fairfield sometime in the next year.

ayo (see link to play list below). After the opening Underground Music track, "Friends" featuring the Mark-Almond Band (album cover) in 1972, DJ Andy Bargerstock pulls the usual play list of outstanding music from "off the beaten path" with emphasis on the period 2009 to present.  The mark-almondbeauty spotlight shines on the dazzling Ayo (Nigerian-German singer) who sings with soul and heart.  Newly released music from Guster, The Civil Wars (acoustic sessions), and Arizona-based band, Calexico, with their enticing mix of Americana and Mexican influenced sounds. Listen closely for songs from South Korean jazz singer, Youn Sun Nah.

Special kudos to Dave Samano, rising Michigan singer-songwriter, who was interviewed this week on KRUU-FM. You will hear DJ Andy's select cuts. Samano possesses an intriguing knack for blending folk and electronic elements.   The second-hour chill session will cause your hear to soar far beyond the moon.  Click here for play list.  Invite your friends worldwide to join us via live streaming of the program at www.kruufm.com.   It's the best music you never hear!

  • Wed
    Jan 23
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 29
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

OLLABELLE, Folk Masters - Wed 8-10pm

(See link to playlist below). After the Underground Music classic, "Sands of Time" by Fleetwood Mac (1971), DJ ollabelleAndy Bargerstock shines the spotlight on the New York based band, Ollabelle (photo), consisting of six multi-instrumentalists and singers performing music that is a blend of gospel, folk, rock, and Americana styles. Members originally come from Australia, Canada and USA.  Listen closely in the first hour for Jamaican keyboardist Jackie Mittoo, another blues track from Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), rising bluegrass songwriter Sarah Jarosz, curious tracks from the last album from UK's Bee Gees, and later in the program Uganda's Geoffrey Oryema.  Turn the lights down low and enjoy a special evening with someone close. Click here for play list.  Invite your friends to join us on the Internet for this live streaming broadcase at www.kruufm.com.  Discover why people say Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear!

flight facilities(See link to play list). The program begins with 1969 track "Stone Circle" by Third Ear Band, an underground band rarely ever heard by anyone anywhere. Unveiling his first 100% new tracks program for 2013, DJ Andy Bargerstock (a.k.a., UndergroundMan) shines the spotlight on the trio known as Flight Facilities (photo left), an exciting and mysterious Australian band labeled as electronic-dance music but taking us well beyond the confines of their airport theme. Listen closely for track "Clair de Lune". Other featured artists include Trippfinger, Bhi Bhiman, Mollie O'Brien, Mudd & Smith.  The traditional 2nd hour chill session will take you to ethereal spaces yielding delight and contentment.   Share with your friends worldwide and invite them to listen via live stream at www.kruufm.com .   Click here for playlist.  Some say Fringe Toast is the best music you never hear!

dory previnOn this first live show for 2013, DJ Andy Bargerstock (UndergroundMan) offers select tracks from early Fringe Toast Programs.  Singer-songwriter Dory Previn (photo) who passed in 2012 leads the program with 1971 track "Play It Again Sam." Rounding out the first set, you will hear gems from Keaton Simons, Aidan Hawken, The mia doi toddShins, and Pinback.  Then, the ladies take the stage for an extended set of rarely heard tracks such as "What If We Do?" by Mia Doi Todd (photo), "I'd Like to Know" by Meg Hutchinson, and "You Know Better" by Tina Dico (Danish former Zero 7 member).

In the Chill Set in the second hour, sonic seasonings come from Leggo Beast, Sounds from the Ground, Two to Stay, and Slightly Stoopid. Invite friends to join the fun via live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Click here for playlist.  Fringe Toast, the best music you never hear.

 

  • Wed
    Jan 02
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 08
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Special Encore Presentation: FRINGE TOAST honors UK band ZERO 7

when it falls(See link to play list below). On this week's program, DJ UndergroundMan pays special tribute to his favorite electronic blues band, Zero 7, with lead duo of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. Yet, it was the three female singers on the CD "When It Falls" (2004 album cover photo) that magically entranced the world with their incredible down-tempo blues ballads.  This extended survey of Zero 7 music will take you to new territories with special attention to their instrumental pieces and the singing of Sia Furler (Australia), Sophie Barker (UK) and Danish singer Tina Dico (phottina dicoo).  Do yourself a favor and print the play list for further downloading fun.  Click here for play list.   You do not want to miss this program with nearly 70% of tracks coming from Zero 7.  Spread the word.  Listen via live stream at www.kruufm.com on Wednesday, 12/19 at 8pm CT.

Some say, "Fringe Toast Radio Show offers the best music you never hear!"

  • Wed
    Dec 12
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 18
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Fringe Toast - OVER THE RHINE & MORCHEEBA on Wed. at 8pm

over the rhineThe program begins with 10-minute Underground Classic "Born to Die" by The Keef Hartley Band (1969) featuring Miller Anderson on this track that many think may be the greatest underground electric blues song every recorded. After a tribute double spin by Dave Brubeck, DJ Underground Man lays down a 4-song set from UK's Morcheeba considered as one of the pivotal pioneers of trip-hop music. Female vocalists dominate this program including Eilen Jewell, Emily Shirley, Kate Havnevik, and Over the Rhine (duo photo of Karin Bergquist with husband).  Invite friends to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com every Wednesday from 8-10pm Central US Time.   Click here for play list.

banco-de-gaia(See link to play list below). The Underground Classic leading off the program is 7-minute "Pentangling" (1968) by the UK band Pentangle (photo) with folk-jazz improvisations featuring acoustic guitar talents of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn plus vocals by Jacqui McShee.  Listen early in the first hour for another Pentangletrack from Psychedelic Guitar Circus featured on last week's program. Also, local band Blue Cat Alley offers "Sweet Thing Blues"  featuring vocals by Astrid Griffin Doud.  New tracks from Fairfield's Heather Miller from her new CD release Anchor and singer-songwriter Dan Sultan from Australia.

Stay tuned for incredible Chill Session during the second hour guided by UK ambient dub electronic band, Banco De Gaia, led by Toby Marks (eye photo) and French trip-hop producer,  Jean-Christophe Le Saoût (aka., Wax Tailor) from his 2005 CD, Tales of the Forgotten Melodies.  Marvelous brain chemistry swoon for Chill Session. Spread the word!  Click here for play list. Live streaming at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Nov 28
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 04
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Psychedelic Guitar Circus

psychedelic guitar circus(See link to play list below). This week's program begins with underground classic "One Way Street" by Harvey Mandel from his 1971 Baby Batter LP.  The spotlight shines on 2000 CD Psychedelic Guitar Circus (CD cover photo) the exotic collaboration between Mandel and guitar improv wizard, Henry Kaiser (photo), who has appeared on more than henry kaiser200 albums.  Tracks from Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, hot off their amazing concert in Fairfield, IA.  Other artists that will delight you on this program include Xavier Rudd, Pete Droge, and MacIntosh Braun.  Perhaps, the most satisfying newly discovered track is Chris Isaak's cover song "Wicked Game" by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips.  Click here for play list.  Spread the word. Join via live stream at www.kruufm.com.

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